Organizational improvement and accountability lessons for education from other sectors

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a performance-based accountability system built around student test results. The accountability system comprises explicit educational goals, assessments for measuring the attainment of goals and judging success, and consequences (rewards or sanctions). But the...

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Main Author: Stecher, Brian M.
Corporate Author: Rand Education (Institute)
Other Authors: Kirby, Sheila Nataraj
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, CA Rand Corp. 2004, 2004
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-134)
  • accountability in education
  • Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program
  • Toyota production system/lean manufacturing
  • The Job Training Partnership Act and the Workforce Investment Act
  • Accountability in the legal profession
  • Clinical practice guidelines in the health sector
  • Risk adjustment methods in health care accountability